In a recent update, Konami detailed many of the changes that are coming to Metal Gear Solid 5.

One of the biggest is the fact that players can now purchase insurance to cover their FOB (Forward Operating Bases) while they’re away.

The FOB Insurance compensates the player if any of their resources or staff if taken when another player infiltrates their base outside of “Event FOB” missions. “Event FOB” missions is a new mode where players can infiltrate bases and steal materials and staff without the fear of retaliation from the victim.

The full list of updates can be seen below.

FOB Insurance

  • Your FOBs are always at risk of coming under attack. Now, you can rest easy with FOB insurance (paid service). If you sign up for insurance, then during the insurance period you will be compensated for any materials and staff lost due to rival infiltrations.
  • Staff/materials stolen by the rival will in fact remain on your base, and an identical amount of staff/materials will be handed over to the rival instead.
  • MB Coins are purchased with real money, but free MB Coins are also distributed periodically as login bonuses, etc.
  • The following are not covered by FOB insurance:
    • Staff/items that are not fully your property, such as abducted staff being held in your Brig (FOB)
    • Wounded staff (staff lost due to death or extraction will be compensated)
    • Staff used by you to deploy in defense of the FOB (neither death nor extraction will be compensated)
    • Nuclear weapons

New Combat Deployment

  • Get ready for a broader, more varied range of missions available in Combat Deployment (Online). The rewards will diversify to match! Some missions may reward you with extremely high-rank soldiers, and others may provide rare medicinal plants such as Haoma and Digitalis (Lutea).
  • Additionally, the time it takes your units complete their mission can be shortened using MB Coins.
  • MB Coins are purchased with real money, but free MB Coins are also distributed periodically as login bonuses, etc.
  • Deployment time can only be shortened in Combat Deployment (Online) missions. Normal offline missions cannot be shortened.

New Equipment Grade

  • New weapons and items are on the way, to give you that added edge in missions. Additionally, where the highest possible grade of equipment was previously Grade 6 (★6), following the update you will have access to development projects of Grade 7 (★7)!

Night Vision

  • You will now be able to develop special NVGs for your security guards, to give them an advantage against night-time invaders and vision-restricting tactics such as smoke grenades. Don’t miss this opportunity to maximize the abilities of your Security Team.
  • If you avoid being spotted by enemies, and refrain from killing/extracting staff and damaging/extracting containers and equipment, you can now play all the way through an FOB infiltration without the rival player being notified.
    Enjoy this added thrill to your FOB Missions!

FOB Expansion

  • Constructing new platforms for your FOBs takes a long time, but now you can use MB Coins (paid service) to purchase time reduction and speed things up!
  • The more platforms on your FOB, the more difficult it will be for a rival to infiltrate unseen.
  • MB Coins are purchased with real money, but free MB Coins are also distributed periodically as login bonuses, etc.

Improvements to On-Screen UI and Point Scoring

  • Following the update, there will be certain improvements to the way data is displayed on menus such as the Controls and Results screens; for example, detailed breakdowns of espionage points earned or damage suffered due to your FOB being infiltrated. Look forward to a tighter, more refined FOB Mission experience.

GMP and Material Limits Increased

  • Following this update, the maximum amounts of GMP and materials you can possess will be much higher than before, as additional amounts can now be stored online by the server.
  • You will need to be online to make use of GMP or materials amounts that exceed the local limit (the limit when playing offline).
  • While offline, you will not be able to make use of GMP or materials stored on the server.

Other Changes

  • Improvements have also been made to other elements, including PF Rating, which indicates the strength of your Mother Base, and sort functions on the mission deployment prep screen.
  • Also, for auto-assigning staff to units, an option for prioritizing the Security Team has been added, to make FOB Missions even easier to enjoy. Various balance adjustments and bug fixes have been implemented as well.

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